-- HDTV is quickly moving into the homes of a growing number of consumers
-- Those that have HDTV can't get enough content and are hungry for more
-- Improvements in HDTV performance and transmission quality are in demand
-- Flat panel TVs, including microdisplay RPTVs, are expected to benefit the most from HDTV adoption
-- Retailers, networks, cable and satellite providers and TV brands need to work together to educate the consumer, simplify the message, and make it easier to buy an HDTV and subscribe to HDTV service.
HDTV Forum 2004 was highly interactive with the audience asked 70 questions through an audience response system, covering a wide range of HDTV- and TV-related topics. Through the use of wireless keypads and audience polling software, the answers appeared on the screen within 15 seconds. Topics ranged from premiums people are willing to pay for thinner form factors, flat panel TVs and 1080p TVs, to recommendations for accelerating HDTV adoption, problems with the current HDTV retail experience, etc.
Some of the highlights and observations from the three-day conference and exhibit can be found at: www.displaysearch.com/press/2004/090204.htm.
Corporate Sponsors of the event included:
-- Gold Sponsors: LG.Philips LCD, Samsung LCD Business, Texas Instruments and Zoran
-- Silver Sponsors: Delta Electronics, DivX Networks and Syntax Groups
-- Bronze Sponsors: Brillian, InFocus Corporation, Intel and Pixelworks
-- AV Sponsors: Christie and InFocus
The event was also supported by Cleverdis, CustomRetailer, Dealerscope, HDTV Magazine, HighDef Magazine, Home Toys, iHollywood Forum, Residential Systems, USDC, and Widescreen Review.